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School Project

The real meaning of education is trilateral development - simultaneous development in the physical, mental and spiritual realms of human existence. This development should enhance the integration of the human personality. By this, dormant human potentialities will be awakened and put to proper use. Educated are those who have learnt much, remembered much and made use of their learning in practical life.a. Read More

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Relief Project

AMURT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for the poor and disadvantaged people of the world, and those affected by calamity and conflict. We encourage and enable individuals and communities to harness their own resources for securing the basic necessities of life and for gaining greater economic, social and spiritual fulfillment, while honoring their customs, language, and religious beliefs. Read More

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Welfare Project

AMURT have established children's homeswho are orphans anddestitute children," Academy for Light" clinic for the blind, "New Life Asylum" for lepers, Handicapped home for the physically disabled. Maternity clinic for pre and postnatal care, old age home.

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About Author and His Contribution

Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurti jii was born on Vaisha'khi Pu'rnima in 1921 at Jama'lpur (Bihar). He has been attracting people by His deep love for humanity and guiding them along the path of self-realization. Adjusting the ancient science of Tantra Yoga with modern scientific temper to meet the needs of this age, He propounded a very scientific and rational spiritual philosophy and a system of practical disciplines for Physical fitness, Psychic development and Spiritual progress.

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ERAWS CELEBRATING GOLDEN JUBLEE YEAR 2013 (1964-2013)
It was in the year 1963 on the unique occasion of Vaeshákhii Púrńimá Dharma Maha Cakra(DMC) that ERAWS was floated with a vow and determination to translate the grand and lofty ideals of ÁNANDA MÁRGA. Till some time after this, ERAWS, was not familiar name but thanks to the most zealous and ardent Whole Time workers of ERAWS, it has now become almost a household word, throughout the length and breadth of the country. Now hundreds and thousands of young boys and girls are getting EDUCATION in the true sense. Extensive relief and social work is being carried out by its selfless, Dedicated WHOLE TIME workers. Its activities such as Progressive system of EDUCATION — a system based on the needs of the human society in general and the poor andthe needy in particular, with simultaneous emphasis on the Welfare of the much neglected womenfolk as well as the tribal community of the society; Medical care and attention to the poor patients through charitable dispensaries, and Relief work for calamity-striken people have endeared this social service Soceity to the masses beyond measure all over the country.

To the sincere and dedicated men and women of ERAWS, the very purpose of service is "Attainment of Individual Salvation and Promotion of Collective Welfare" (Átmamokśárthaḿ Jagaddhitáya ca) and the method of 'Service is to serve all with the ideation of Náráyańa. They believe that only through SÁDHANÁ, Service and Sacrifice can a human being become great and enlightened.

ACTIVITIES OF ERAWS

EDUCATION
  1. Primary Schools (with kindergarten)
  2. Post Primary Schools
  3. Higher Secondary Schools
  4. Engineering, Teacher's Training and Medical
  5. Research Institute
  6. Mass Literacy
RELIEF

  1. Childrens' Home (for destitute children)
  2. Students Homes (for poor students)
  3. Cheap Hostels
  4. Free Hostels
  5. Sisters' Homes
  6. Retiring Homes
  7. Academy of light (for deaf, dumb and crippled)
  8. Painca Seva(Sadharana & Vishesa)
  9. Cheap kitchen
  10. New Life Asylum
  11. Invalid Homes
  12. Refuge Rehabilitation
  13. To Combat Natural Calamities
MEDICAL

  1. Nursing Homes
  2. Charitable Dispensaries
  3. Mobile Dispensaries
  4. Medical Camps
WELFARE

  1. Women Welfare Units
  2. Tribal Welfare Units
  3. Master Units
  4. Regional Units
PROJECTS UNDER RELIEF SECTION OF ERAWS

PAINCA'SEVA
Relief Section of ERAWS has undertaken a scheme of Service in the name of "Ananda Marga Painca'Seva".

Following items are under the Painca'seva:
  1. General Relief
  2. Medical Relief
  3. Aid to poor student
  4. Narayana Seva (Sadharana)
  5. Narayana Seva(Vishes'a)
Children's Home

Some destitute children, due to the negligence of the society are unable to develop into prohumans and they are even exploited to do all the sorts of crimes. If they are given proper training and education under a good guide they too will prove to be the real citizens of the society. No one is parentless, Supreme God is the father and the mother of everyone.He is the real Father. None therefore be called orphan (Anantha). With this end in view ERAWS of Ananda Marga has started hundreds of Children's Home (Shishu Griha) all over India in which there is programme to maintain thousands of poverty and drought stricken destitute children who will be given proper education and training for integrated development of their personalities.

Students Home

Some students though brillant in their academic career, are unable to continue their studies further due to poverty and economic crisis. Students Home have been opened by ERAWS to provide facilities to those students for their higher studies.

New Light Asylum

For giving proper treatment to lepers and for making necessary arrangements for their livelihood ERAWS has started "New Life Asylum".

Academy of Light

'Academy of Light' is started for blind, deaf, dumb amd crippled. All necessary arrangements are being made to the effect that the candidates coming out to the Academy should earn their livelihood and lead economically independent life with honour. They will no more remain the liabilities of the society after getting in our centres.

Retiring Homes

There are old retired persons who have not got any one in thier family to look after them. A few retired persons are unable to live and adjust with their family members and want to live separately. Retiring Homes have been provided to these retired people with all facilities of reading, writing and spiritual practices etc., by ERAWS.

Invalid Home

For the invalid persons who are incapable of rendering work, Ananda Marga plans to open invalid homes to accommodate them. One such home has been started at Ranchi.

 

"They are "educated" who have learned much, remembered much, and make use of their knowledge in everyday life.  Their virtues I will call education."

— Shri Shri Anandamurti jii Ananda Marga

Education

Real Education is that which leads to libration.

We should remember that morality, spirituality and humanity, and a happy blending of occidental extroversal science and oriental introversal philosophy is the very foundation of our education.

Education is the most potent medium to bring about a progressive revolution in society. Education in the view of Ananda Marga is not mere imparting of alphabetical knowledge or mundane knowledge; it is a powerful instrument to effect the trifarious development of the human personality-physical, mental and spiritual.

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Welfare

  • Self-realization and service to humanity are the twin objectives of Ananda Marga. The Education, Relief and Welfare Section of Ananda Marga (ERAWS in brief) shoulders the main responsibility for social service. The range of service that ERAWS organizes and conducts is suggested by its different branches-Education section to establish and run children's homes and retiring homes, Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (registered as a United Nations NGO in its own right) to carry out disaster relief, Medical section to conduct Medical camps and build hospitals, and Tribal and Backward People's Welfare Section. There are ladies' wings also of each of these branches.